Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tips & Tricks: Ripped your Gore-Tex Jacket? Fix it with a Gore-Tex Repair Kit

If you've accidentally ripped a hole in your Gore-Tex Jacket, Pants or Sleeping Bag, don't freak out, just repair it with a Gore-Tex Repair Kit.

Gear Aid sells an inexpensive repair kit that is easy to utilize in the field. Just pull out a patch, cut to size, remove the adhesive backing and apply it over the rip. You will have an instant repair that will keep both wind and rain out.

Though not required, I recommend running an iron over the patch and then tech-washing your Gore-Tex gear after application of the strip to ensure maximum water-repellency.

About the author
Jason Schwartz is the founder and senior editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Boy Scouts of America, interned with the US Forest Service, and studied wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Jason has also written for magazines such as The New Pioneer and Backpacker, including writing the "Tinder Finder" portion of Backpacker's "Complete Guide to Fire," which won a 2015 National Magazine Award (NMA). Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ hotmail.com (without spaces)

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